Once upon a time women stayed home and raised families instead of heading out into the workforce. (Don't believe me? Just check out Mad Men on DVD and you'll see what I mean.) Not that there weren't opportunities for enterprising housewives looking to turn their free time into extra spending cash. Whether they chose to peddle Mary Kay door-to-door or invite friends over for Tupperware parties, a lady could always take advantage of her hostess skills to make some extra dough.
Flash forward to 2008. Money is tight these days, even in two-income homes. Everyone is looking for part-time work to help make ends meet, and there are some delicious new options for a 21st century gal. Say goodbye to Amway and Avon, and hello to romance enhancement parties!
This is not a new trend by any means, but I was surprised when I saw the profession so prominently featured on a recent episode of Wife Swap. One of the featured moms was so proud of her job that she let ABC film her showing off massage oils and a pair of naughty looking massage gloves.
If you think you're ready to open up to your friends about the latest in vibrators, lubes, and lingerie a quick Google search turned up over ten sites that specialize in this brave new frontier. Who's to say which is the best fit for you, but I would go with a company that's been in business for a while. Pure Romance has been around since 1993 and Passion Parties has been around for more than ten years.
Author: Nicole Perri is Manging Editor at Tango For more smart talk about love, sex, and relationships visit www.tangomag.com.